Mirror Inland Championship at Bassenthwaite SC - photos by William Carruthers
There was an entry of twenty boats of which seventeen took to the water. The less than expected numbers are likely to have been due to the forecast of extremely light winds over the two days. Five crews had travelled from other northern clubs.
Yes, there was a short postponement prior to the first race but the breeze built allowing three good races to be completed by late afternoon. Taking account of the forecast for the following day the race officer decided to extend the first day’s racing by adding a fourth start. This made sense but a number of helms felt their young crews had endured enough exercise for one day and didn’t take the start.